Patrukodai ka Arunachala
Arunachala! I’m like a young creeper looking for a strong branch to hold on to and grow. Please make sure that I don’t wilt away without any grip, and offer me a strong pole to support me and protect me.
Bhagavan imagines himself to be a young girl with no means of support by likening the condition to a young creeper plant looking for the branch of a tree to spread itself on. Likening himself to a helpless lass deluded by the illusory nature of the material world with its snares and traps, he is pleading with Arunachala to support and protect him as a rightful groom (who would stand by the side of his bride). To remove the stain of ego resulting from its mistaken identity with the body (as I), Bhagavan is pleading for the light of wisdom from Arunachala, he expresses a similar sentiment in another place (verse 79 meegaman illamal …).